To miss your period and produce a negative pregnancy test can leave
you feeling confused. You may be wondering if pregnancy is a possibility.
Let us first assume that the test was correct and you are in fact not
pregnant. It’s common for a woman’s ovulation to become irregular. There
are many elements that can cause issues with menstruation besides
If you you have missed more than 3 periods then you should
consult your doctor about your concerns. Most of the time there is a
simple solution to a missed period. A great way to get your body back on
track is to reduce your stress, eat healthy, and exercise. Below are some
factors that can also be affecting your menstrual cycle.
- Excessive exercise
- Hormonal imbalance
- Lack of sleep
Let us say that the test was to blame and you are pregnant. You
might even be feeling signs of early pregnancy. Some home pregnancy
tests detect HCG at lower levels than others. Another factor could be you
simply took the test too soon. While most home tests require you to wait
until you have already missed a period, there are plenty of tests that allow
you to use them up to a week before. You could decide to purchase
another brand with higher sensitivity and retake the test, or you could see
your doctor for a blood test.
If you decide to use another home pregnancy test accuracy is very
important. As with anything, read the instructions completely. Be sure to
give your results the instructed reaction time. Make sure you understand
the positive/negative description, so that you know how to read your
results. Knowing when to use the pregnancy test is essential.
Take your test first thing in the morning when your urine is most concentrated. If you
wait until the end of the day your sample could become diluted.
Lastly it may even be possible that you are going through premature
menopause or menopause which can change your hormone levels. This
leads to missed periods. Urination can become more frequent, you may
experience mood swings and irritability, even breast tenderness. These
symptoms can make you consider a negative pregnancy test to be
If you suspect a health issue the best solution is to consult your
physician. You can always rule out or address any of the suspected causes
discussed in this article by seeing a doctor.